Jul 272012

A van carrying 12 passengers was eastbound on Interstate 40 two miles east of Holbrook when the tread on a rear tire separated at approximately 12:57 a.m. on Sunday, July 22, causing the vehicle to roll after the driver lost control, according to the Department of Public Safety. Ovilho Perez-Ortiz, 30, of Guatemala and Audias Deleon Gonzalez, 18, of Mexico both died at the scene. The driver reportedly fled on foot, and the other 10 passengers in the vehicle were not injured.
The accident is currently under investigation by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.